Where people work has changed a lot over the past few years, and a lot of companies are choosing to give workers the choice to work remotely. In fact, sometimes there is no choice, and remote work is all that’s offered.
That can be a great thing for all involved, with increased productivity and a better work-life balance, but one issue that comes up is that of professionalism. Is it possible to be professional and look like an attractive option to customers and investors if you don’t have a central office address? That’s where virtual offices come in, meaning you can have that important address (and other services) but also work remotely. With that in mind, here are some of the reasons why virtual offices have more benefits than physical ones.
Perhaps the biggest reason to look at virtual offices rather than physical ones is the money it will save your business (which is always something any business owner should keep an eye on at all times). When you have a physical office space to pay for and maintain, the costs like rent, utilities, furniture, and safety measures can all quickly add up and become a lot more expensive than you might have initially thought.
A virtual office will cut most of these costs dramatically because there will only be one payment to make, and everything else will be taken care of. Although you might still need to provide equipment to your team if they’re working from home, you’ll still be saving a lot of money that can be reinvested back into the business and help it to grow.
There’s nothing like a virtual office when it comes to being flexible, which can be highly beneficial when you’re running a business. When you have a physical office, you’ll be tied to one spot, and that can mean it’s hard to grow the business or reach new markets. Plus, every time you grow, you need to pack everything up and find somewhere bigger to work from, which is time-consuming and inconvenient.
You won’t have that problem to contend with if you’re using a virtual office because you can scale up or down whenever you need to, and you’re not limited when it comes to your location – you can be everywhere all at once.
Get Better Talent
People are starting to realise just how important the work-life balance really is, and they’re often looking for jobs that provide them with a chance to enjoy it as much as possible. That means the very best people for the role might not want to apply for your open positions if they have to come to a physical office every day, either because it’s not close by, so they can’t do it at all, or because they’d rather work remotely and not have a commute. In other words, if you have a physical office, you might be missing out on the best team members. If you have a virtual office, you can accept applications from all around the country (maybe even the world, depending on your needs) because location doesn’t have to come into it. Plus, those who wouldn’t want to commute to a workplace will be more likely to apply. In the end, you’ll have a lot more choices so you can truly get the best team together.